Autumn Conference 23rd and 24th October 2012
Novotel, Leeds

Tuesday 23rd

From 6.00 pm – Arrival and Registration.

7.00 pm Dinner in hotel restaurant.
Young Bus Managers Quiz with question master Chris Cheek.

Wednesday 24th

7.00 am Technical Visit
Bus tour of the York Road guided busway, including sample journeys on a hybrid bus.

8.15 am Breakfast in hotel restaurant

9.00 am Conference begins in Meeting Rooms 6 & 7 on first floor

9.15 am Welcome from our Patron – Roger French, MD, Brighton & Hove

9.30 am Dr Bob Tebb, FirstGroup
Dr Bob Tebb discusses the launch and implementation of guided busways in West Yorkshire and provides an update on his own unique views on BRT schemes.

10.30 am Morning Tea and Coffee in breakout area outside meeting room

10.45 am Keynote speaker: Les Warneford, Managing Director UK Bus, Stagecoach
Les Warneford reflects on his career in the industry and provide a view on the impact of proposal for Quality Contracts.

11.45 am Nigel Eggleton, Commercial Director, Transdev Blazefield
Nigel Eggleton talks about various initiatives in Yorkshire and the pioneering role of Velioa Transdev.

12.30 pm Buffet Lunch in hotel restaurant on ground floor

1.30 pm David Young, Director of Customer Experience, South Yorkshire PTE
The benefits of the Sheffield Bus Partnership

2.30 pm Interactive Workshop led by our Patron – James Freeman, CEO Reading Transport
This is an opportunity to apply what we see and learn from the speakers earlier in the day and see how we can put them to use in our respective businesses.